Chief John Mackey
KYGO’s Christmas Crusade for Children
School Resource Officer McCallin once again led KYGO and Metro Law Enforcement’s charity program for children in need this year. Edgewater Corporals Nesbitt and Naumann, and Police Office Manager Debbie Hernandez, and Assistant Nancy Maldonado assisted with the gift shopping and organization and wrapping of gifts. The photo attached shows Edgewater Officers and Denver PD Pilots after they landed at the Walmart on W. Colfax Avenue. Edgewater Officers then assisted metro area officers in the annual Walmart shopping day.
Nextdoor and Neighborhood Watch
Our Edgewater Police Department Volunteers are researching methods to increase our Neighborhood Watch participation and participation in Nextdoor Edgewater. Both of these programs allow us to communicate more efficiently with residents for civic events and crime prevention purposes. Please consider inviting your neighbors to participate in Nextdoor Edgewater and contacting our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Lorenzo – firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on making your neighborhood safer.
No stolen vehicles were received this reporting period.
No vehicle break-ins were received during this reporting period.
There were 7 DUI arrests this reporting period within Edgewater.
Arrested for DUI:
20 year old male from Lakewood.
23 year-old male from Denver.
23 year-old male from Lakewood.
24 year old male from Aurora.
31 year old male from Lakewood.
38 year old male from Denver.
39 year old male from Pueblo.
Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 187 persons for DUI.
Edgewater Officers received 3 reports of shoplifting at local stores this reporting period.
22 year old male from Denver.
22 year old male from Broomfield
50 year old male from Lakewood.
Edgewater Officers performed about 63 traffic stops for traffic enforcement during this reporting period. Drivers were contacted for hit & run, speeding, careless driving, red light violations, turn violations, failing to signal, reckless driving, following too closely, parking violations, abandoned vehicles, weaving, expired plates, registration violations, suspensions, denials and revocations, and multiple traffic accidents and cited two persons for parking violations.
The radar trailer was located in the 2100 block of Harlan St. this past week, and will be moving to the 2400 block of Otis St. this coming week.
If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please contact the Police Volunteer Line – Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com
Calls for Service
Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving violation of protection orders, medical assists, trespassing, alarms, civil assists, noise complaints, criminal mischief, harassment, suspicious persons, disturbances, welfare checks, animals at large, neighbor disputes, barking dogs, welfare checks, juvenile problems, thefts, and unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, found property, domestic violence, assault, criminal mischiefs, and multiple warrant arrests. Edgewater Officers self-initiated and responded to about 208 various calls this reporting period including 7 Alarm Calls, 1 Welfare Checks and 11 Emergency 911 Calls – thank you neighbors for notifying our dispatch center at 303-271-0211 for the many calls and for our Edgewater Officers for their fine work during two very busy weeks!
Volunteer Driver Needed
The Police Department is looking for a volunteer person to shuttle vehicles between the department and the Jefferson County Maintenance Shop, for routine maintenance issues about one day per month. Volunteers must have clear records and a good driving history. If interested please contact Chief Mackey by Nextdoor email or at 720-763-3000.
Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s
Thank you to Teresa Sanchez and all the residents of the Squire, Duchess and Ingalls Grove apartment communities for the beautiful and giant Christmas card they delivered to our police department.
Thank you to our outstanding police volunteers, Frank Kyper, Lorenzo Rendon and Dave Suter for the countless hours they are contributing to making our community and city a safer place to live, work and play! Chief Mackey
Neighbor’s notes and “Kudo’s” are placed in the lobby of the police station and placed in the respective officer’s personnel files – thanks for sharing!